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New York in the 90s: After leaving graduate school to pursue her dream of becoming a writer, Joanna (Margaret Qualley) gets hired as an assistant to Margaret (Sigourney Weaver), the stoic and old-fashioned literary agent of J. D. Salinger. Fluctuating between poverty and glamour, she spends her days in a plush, wood-panelled office -- where dictaphones and typewriters still reign and agents doze off after three-martini lunches -- and her nights in a sink-less Brooklyn apartment with her socialist boyfriend. Joanna's main task is processing Salinger's voluminous fan mail, but as she reads the heart-wrenching letters from around the world, she becomes reluctant to send the agency's impersonal standard letter and impulsively begins personalizing the responses. The results are both humorous and moving, as Joanna, while using the great writer's voice, begins to discover her own.

Cast & Crew

Seána Kerslake
Jenny
Théodore Pellerin
Boy from Winston-Salem
Luc Déry
Producer
Naima Abed
Executive Producer
Hussain Amarshi
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Philippe Falardeau
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Emilie Georges
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Sara Mishara
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Frédérique Broos
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Martin Léon
Original Music
Elise de Blois
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Claude Tremblay
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Léa-Valérie Létourneau
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Patricia McNeil
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Critic Reviews for My Salinger Year

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  • You can't help comparing it to The Devil Wears Prada, which is sharper and funnier and more bitter...but it's the very definition of a film that goes down nicely, there are better things it can be but worse things too...

    May 24, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley are two of the juiciest actresses in America and, thanks to them, this period drama is never less than tantalising.

    May 23, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Any film that can take an actor as sparky as Qualley and deliver a character with the personality of a damp dishcloth wrapped in a cardigan is seriously underusing its year in New York.

    May 23, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Lacking in style and substance, would benefit from a major redraft.

    May 20, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Weaver is the secret weapon, the book trade made flesh.

    May 19, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • If you're an aspiring literary type, this is the film for you: a sweet - if slight - entry in the coming-of-age canon, buoyed by strong turns from Qualley and Weaver.

    May 17, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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  • Mar 05, 2021
    Very 'Devil Meets Prada' for literary nerds, but also shines on its own terms. 'My Salinger Year' is briskly paced, charmingly scripted, sprinkled with spunky humor, sports unexpectedly warm, colorful photography (with keen composition), and has breezy performances all around. I'll have no complaints when Margaret Qualley's career takes off; she's endearing (decidedly not phony) and has got the goods to handle a range of roles, you can just feel it watching her. Sigourney Weaver is brilliant with her own spin on the Miranda Priestly prototype; shrewd literary agent Margaret is distinct - strict, but inherently flawed and never beyond reason (her aversion to technology is quite amusing). 'Salinger' is diverting and goes down like a fizzy cocktail.
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